Black Eyed Peas Member Legally Blind


 

The 36-year-old rapper, born Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr., A.K.A. apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas recently revealed to People Magazine that he is legally blind.

He was diagnosed with the rare disease nystagmus, a challenging obstacle which he claims to have overcome.

The condition makes the eye move involuntarily. It has been as difficult as one would expect given the group’s demanding physical schedule, but apl claims he’s figured out a way to manage the affliction. “I doubted myself for a long time… I’m comfortable not using my vision. I weave around my problems,” he said.

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